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Court Grants Plaintiff Summary Judgment In Social Media Copyright Infringement Case

A new ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York addresses a hot topic of copyright infringement surrounding the posting of copyrighted material on social media. U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil ruled in favor of plaintiff photographer Mark Iantosca on his motion for summary judgment against Elie Tahari, Ltd. […]

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Trademarks

Sports Nutrition Company Runs Out Of Fuel In Trademark Fight Against Gatorade

Gatorade used the slogan “Gatorade The Sports Fuel Company” and SportFuel, Inc. sued, claiming trademark infringement. The district court threw out the case after it decided that Gatorade’s slogan was construed as fair use. SportFuel appealed.

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Copyright Headline Intellectual Property

Righthaven Goes On Lawsuit Spree; May End Up Being Sued By Many

A company called Righthaven LLC has been very busy filing lawsuits on behalf of  the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post based on a claim that others are stealing published information from the papers, which supposedly amounts to copyright infringement.  At last count, Righthaven has filed a total of 275 lawsuits without providing any advance warning to […]

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The Fair Use Of Unpublished Works

Authors and scholars would love to be able to use unpublished works in their own works, but they must do so carefully so that they do not run afoul of copyright law and publisher restrictions.  Historically, it has been tough to prove a fair use when dealing with unpublished works.  There is no per se […]

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Copyright Issues With Website Source Code

You want to create some websites.  You understand the value of owning the domain name for your name (i.e. DarrenHeitner.com), you need a website for your company, and maybe you also want to start up a blog.  But you have no idea how to write the code for your various sites and do not feel […]